Hello, I am new on here but here is my story. I was diagnosed w/type 2 diabetes this year back in April. Freaked me out!! I was put on Metformin 500mg once a day. I started testing my blood sugar 2xs a day and saw a nurse/nutritionist for about a month. My doctor and all the information about how high blood sugar can damage just about every organ you have scared me into immediate action. I stopped eating everything that was obvious sugar and scaled it down to the basics like chicken,fish,veges and lots of salads for lunch. I started walking 30minutes a day 3 days a week, then stepped it up to 2xs a day for awhile, sometimes I do it just once and no less than 3xs a week. Well since April I have lost 50lbs. My blood sugar is in the normal range and I may get to come off the medication. I attribute my sucess to walking!!!! It is the best excersise you can do!!!! I know that if I wasn't excersing (walking) I would not have had such sucess. Cuz over the years say the past 15yrs I have been overweight I tried all kinds of fad diets none of them ever worked because the key to the sucess is to change your lifestyle. I know in the past I may have tried to excersise but my reasons then were just to look good. But when I got diagnosed w/diabetes, I changed my lifestyle for my health and I just keep doing it (walking) because it totally makes my blood sugar normal! The benefits are huge!!!! So I testify to the fact that walking will make a difference for you! It's like you've always known…the key is DIET and Excersise. No magic pills, just good old get busy time!!!! I hope this helps someone to get up today and say…THAT'S IT, I am getting a move on~! Just put your tunes on and get to steppin!!!!
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